“I recently arrested a woman for driving under the influence. Regrettably, her three children were in the vehicle with her. We contacted family members of the children and requested that they transport them home.
During the 40 minutes that the children were with me, I used the REACH bag to provide each of them with an age-appropriate book. They were comforted by the book, and the time passed quickly until their family members arrived. Each left with their book.
It is truly wonderful to have the REACH-A-Child books and backpacks, as they provide a wonderful resource and distraction for children who find themselves in a bad situation.” Officer Jesse Sellek, Middleton Police Department